Cancer Symptoms and Effects
Cancer can cause devastating effects in your life. The disease is multi-symptomatic,
causing development of a variety symptoms, ranging from insignificant to life-threatening symptoms . It's effects
can be multiple and vary from one patient to another. In fact, the majority of cancers are completely asymptomatic
at early stage. They cause no significant warning signs. When finally emerge, symptoms are not typical to the
disease. At the genesis, the effects of cancer tend to be minor and common to many other diseases. Only specific
diagnostic procedures may lead to the detection of the tumor. In general, the characteristics of cancer symptoms
depend on the organ affected, its stage as well the nature of the patient.
For instance, lung cancer may lead to the
of general condition
pain and cough
- loss of
appetite and weight loss
- Swollen lymph nodes in neck or at the level of the
In the majority of women, breast cancer usually manifests
depression, anxiety, or fear (can be caused by all
of a lump in the breast
swollen lymph nodes in the armpits
and functional changes in the breast: nipple discharge, presence of red patch on the breast, abnormal skin
peeling, breast pain, etc.
Colon cancer can go undetected for a long period. However, left untreated, the
cancer can spread into the liver, lymph nodes and other
parts of the body, leading to the development of:
onset of abdominal pain
or change in bowel movement
alteration of general condition
abdominal tumor or liver metastasis
obstruction or intestinal perforation (complication).
other cancers, prostate cancer has a slow
growth, and may take years before producing symptoms. In fact, some men die with prostate cancer without being
aware of it.
When symptoms finally occur, they may include:
in retaining and/or starting urine
- Low or
discontinuous urine output
- Pain or
burning sensation on urination
- Blood in
pain in lower back, the hips or upper thighs...